The Irish Film & Television Academy Announce 2017 IFTA Film & Drama Awards Winners

| April 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

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The annual IFTA Film & Drama Awards  crowned A Date for Mad Mary with the title of Best Film, with cast member Charleigh Bailey also taking home the IFTA for Best Supporting Actress Film.

Bailey was presented with her first IFTA Award by fellow Irish talent Colm Meaney, who was in turn honoured with the IFTA for Best Lead Actor Film for his portrayal of the late Martin McGuinness in Nick Hamm’s The Journey.

Double awards also went to Richie Smyth’s debut feature The Siege of Jadotville, with Smyth accepting the award for Best Director Film and Jason O’Mara receiving Best Supporting Actor Film.

Best Lead Actress in Film was awarded to Loving star Ruth Negga.

The prestigious George Morrison Feature Documentary Award went to Dave Clarke and Ciarán Deeney, the team behind Colm Quinn’s Mattress Men.

Best Short Film went to Dave Tynan for viral project Heartbreak while Animated Short went to IADT graduate Vincent Gallagher for stop motion project Second to None.

The Rising Star award sponsored by the Irish Film Board went to The OA and Property of the State actor Patrick Gibson.

Highlights for drama categories are led by Vikings team Morgan O’Sullivan & James Flynn accepting the coveted title of Best Drama, with an additional award for Best Make-Up & Hair for Dee Corcoran & Tom McInerney on the History Channel series shot in Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

Best Lead Actor in Drama this year goes to Cillian Murphy for Peaky Blinders with Amy Huberman taking the Best Lead Actress in Drama for new homegrown series Striking Out.

Another flagship achievement in original Irish drama is James Phelan’s award for Best Script Drama for Centenary comedy Wrecking the Rising.

Supporting acting talent in drama sees Charlie Murphy honoured for Happy Valley and Ned Dennehy for Irish language western series An Klondike.  

Ruth Negga’s fellow Oscar Nominee Consolata Boyle of Florence Foster Jenkins achieved the award for Best Costume Design for this, her sixth award of a total nine Irish Academy nominations to date.

Seamus McGarvey came out on top of the Director of Photography category for his work on Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, and Nick Emerson for Best Editing on Billy O’Brien’s I Am Not A Serial Killer.

The Secret Scripture took double craft awards with Derek Wallace awarded the IFTA for Best Production Design and Brian Byrne taking the award for Best Original Music.

The Siege of Jadotville took home its third award for Best VFX, which went to Tim Chauncey of Windmill Lane VFX. Juanita Wilson’s second feature Tomato Red earned the award for Best Sound tonight, for the work of Niall Brady, Ken Galvin & Steve Fanagan.

 

2017 Nominations & Winners

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Michael Gambon

 

BEST FILM

A Date for Mad Mary

Love & Friendship

The Secret Scripture

The Siege of Jadotville

Tomato Red

The Young Offenders

 

ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE FILM

Jamie Dornan – The Siege of Jadotville

Michael Fassbender – The Light Between Oceans

Colm Meaney – The Journey

Alex Murphy – The Young Offenders

Mark O’Halloran – History’s Future

 

ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE FILM

Caoilfhionn Dunne – In View

Seana Kerslake – A Date for Mad Mary

Aisling Loftus -Property of The State

Ruth Negga – Loving

Catherine Walker – A Dark Song

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE FILM

Colin Farrell – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Brendan Gleeson – Trespass Against Us

Ciaran Hinds – Bleed for This

Jason O’Mara – The Siege of Jadotville

Chris Walley – The Young Offenders

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE FILM

Charleigh Bailey – A Date for Mad Mary

Simone Kirby – Notes on Blindness

Susan Lynch – Bad Day for the Cut

Hilary Rose – The Young Offenders

Fiona Shaw – Out of Innocence

 

DIRECTOR FILM

Peter Foott – The Young Offenders

Jim Sheridan – The Secret Scripture

Richie Smyth – The Siege of Jadotville

Darren Thornton – A Date for Mad Mary

 

SCRIPT FILM

Kevin Brodbin – The Siege of Jadotville

Peter Foott – The Young Offenders

Darren Thornton & Colin Thornton – A Date for Mad Mary

Juanita Wilson – Tomato Red

 

GEORGE MORRISON FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Atlantic – Risteard O Domhnaill

Bobby Sands 66 Days – Trevor Birney

In Loco Parentis – Neasa Ní Chianáin

It’s Not Yet Dark – Lesley McKimm & Kathryn Kathleen Kennedy

Mattress Men – Dave Clarke & Ciarán Deeney

 

SHORT FILM

Animal – Niall Owens

Baring Arms – Colm Quinn

Gridlock – Ian Hunt Duffy

Heartbreak – Dave Tynan

Lily – Graham Cantwell

Terminal – Natasha Waugh

 

ANIMATION

Define Intervention – Sean Cunningham

Don’t Forget the Bread – Gary Gill

The Lost Letter – Kealan O’ Rourke

Second to None – Vincent Gallagher

 

DRAMA

An Klondike

The Fall

Game of Thrones

Smalltown

Striking Out

Vikings

 

ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE IN DRAMA

Dara Devaney – An Klondike 02

Cillian Murphy – Peaky Blinders

James Nesbitt – The Secret

Aidan Turner – Poldark

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor – Trial of the Century

 

ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE IN DRAMA

Caitriona Balfe – Outlander

Elaine Cassidy – No Offence

Anne Marie Duff – Murder: The Lost Weekend

Amy Huberman – Striking Out

Ruth Negga – Preacher

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN DRAMA

Liam Cunningham – Game of Thrones

Ned Dennehy – An Klondike

Moe Dunford – Vikings

Andrew Scott – The Hollow Crown

Robert Sheehan – Fortitude

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN DRAMA

Ruth Bradley – Humans

Sinead Cusack – Call The Midwife

Dominique McElligott – House of Cards

Charlene McKenna – Ripper Street

Charlie Murphy – Happy Valley

 

DIRECTOR DRAMA

Anthony Byrne – Ripper Street

Ciaran Donnelly – Vikings 4

Neasa Hardiman – Z: The Beginning of Everything

Dathai Keane – An Klondike

 

SCRIPT DRAMA

Gerard Barrett – Smalltown

Barry Devlin – My Mother and Other Strangers

Marcus Fleming – An Klondike

James Phelan – Wrecking the Rising

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Seamus McGarvey – Nocturnal Animals

Piers McGrail – Tomato Red

Robbie Ryan – American Honey

Cathal Watters – An Klondike 2

 

EDITING

Colin Campbell – Young Offenders

Dermot Diskin – The Secret Scripture

Nick Emerson – I am Not Serial Killer

Una Ni Dhonghaile – The Crown

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Mark Geraghty – Vikings Season 4

Mark Kelly – An Klondike 2

Anna Rackard – Love & Friendship

Derek Wallace – The Secret Scripture

 

COSTUME DESIGN

Joan Bergin – The Secret Scripture

Consolata Boyle – Florence Foster Jenkins

Triona Lillis – An Klondike

Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh – Love & Friendship

 

MAKE-UP & HAIR

An Klondike

Love & Friendship

Vikings

Wrecking the Rising

 

ORIGINAL MUSIC

David Holmes – The Fall

Steve Lynch – An Klondike

Patrick Cassidy – Smalltown

Brian Byrne – The Secret Scripture

 

SOUND

Game of Thrones

The Siege of Jadotville

Tomato Red

Without Name

 

VFX

Black Sails

Game Of Thrones

Ripper Street

The Siege of Jadotville

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